Madi a Thavha CraftArt centre recently opened doors at Victoria Yards in Lorentzville, the latest of Joburg’s exciting, inner-city-regeneration projects. Here we are marketing the rural Limpopo artisans that we support.
We are excited to display Limpopo’s talents this way, encouraging cross pollination between rural and urban skills and knowledge with artisans in residence programs and workshops. Madi a Thavha and Victoria Yards have the same business approach which is as much about social development as it is about commercial enterprise.
On these pages you get an overview of our Joburg CraftArt centre, see our changing selection of some of Limpopo’s finest handmade products in various categories like carved Wood and Natural materials, Jewellery, Limpopo Bead work and Textiles, traditionally fired Clay pots and other authentic Limpopo products.
Upcoming events at Madi a Thavha CraftArt centre in Joburg and Madi a Thavha mountain lodge in Limpopo is on our event’s tab. You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram or better, visit us at our lodge in the Soutpansberg or our CraftArt centre at Victoria Yards.
The skills for handmade products might be threatened by mass production, but in Limpopo we still have fine master crafters and wonderful raw talent and materials.Find more information
Plenty of opportunities on both sides for visitors to take part in fun, creative or educational activities at Madi a Thavha in Joburg and in LimpopoFind more information
Madi a Thavha CraftArt centre display and market Limpopo’s talents at Victoria Yards, expose our rural artisans here to their urban peers with the aim to also boost a rural-urban collaboration this way.Find more information
I’m French and it is the first time that I come to South Africa.. it is an amazing and beautiful place. You are very friendly. I love the colours you decorated the lodge!Elodie, France
The mountains and valleys of Northern Limpopo has many surprises and delightful experiences to offer; a colorful spread of cultural heritage, CraftArt and extraordinary biodiversity awaits visitors who like to explore. With our News Update you can keep your finger on the pulse of special treats, tours, workshops and new discoveries in the vibrant North. Enjoy and thank you for visiting! Find more articles here »
Busy, busy always at Madi a Thavha to keep our service up and colourful. The past few months have been full of new things and excitement at the lodge again. Would you like to volunteer at Vhutshilo mountain school for vulnerable children? Madi a Thavha supports Vhutshilo mountain school for Aids orphans and vulnerable children […]
“Venda – the word itself conjures up images of python dances, sacred forests and ancient traditional beliefs. And, in a way, it is just that; magical, cultural, friendly, welcoming,” says Sarah Bergs on her recent Woza travel blog about Madi a Thava – Woza Travel focus on Fair Trade hotels, green accredited Eco lodges, Nature […]
Soft dung-floors and colourful wall-art on traditional Venda, Tsonga and Northern Sotho homesteads are some of the most distinct characteristics of rural Limpopo. Sadly, with modern brick-and-mortar houses being easier to build and more convenient to maintain, this wonderful indigenous art-form becomes scarcer by the day. Preserving heritage in contemporary form Rural Limpopo fortunately still […]
Each November when our giant Baobabs push out their spectacular white flowers is the best time to stop the crazy world, to rejuvenate your soul in a small 20-minute peep through a window of sheer wonder. Did you know, baobabs start to flower at the tender age of 200 years and to see a flower […]
This year international bead-company Preciosa Ornella invited traditional African beaders to enter a competition with the aim to encourage new, quality CraftArt done in beads. The Venda, Tsonga and Northern Sotho people in Limpopo are excellent beaders and Madi a Thavha did not hesitate to help 8 beaders from Limpopo to enter the competition. Chrystal […]
One of the best things in life is to witness people grow. At Madi a Thavha we are fortunate that we have seen a couple of men and women grow their inherent potential to become confident young leaders. Tebocho attended Access to Markets for Profit Workshop Tebocho Mathase, manager of the Madi a Thavha Textile […]
In September, we enter our second year as the National Arts Council’s Craft Flagship in Limpopo. During year two, more focus will be on marketing. Madi a Thavha is busy building a showroom in Parkhurst where Limpopo artists can exhibit and we are currently identifying places and events in Joburg and other big cities where […]
To collect travel tips and news bits from us on CraftArt and cultural happenings in northern Limpopo and our Madi a Thavha CraftArt centre at Victoria Yards in Joburg.